Gail Forcht


Gail 1.jpgIn early 1980's I discovered “Prince Edward County” while on business during my previous career in Veterinary Industry. My background and passion for animals led me from working in Veterinary Clinic as a manager and Technician to covering a great deal of Canada as a Sales Representative.

I accredit my success in sales to the “matching” of finding answers and solutions for people and their pets and homes for homeless pets along the way. My husband and I had a great interest in historical homes and restored our first just north of Toronto.

I fell in love with the “County” and decided that this was our destination, despite friends and family thinking we couldn’t leave the city. For me, the “County” had it all. Surrounded by water, rich in agriculture, fine cuisine, the arts and deep roots in heritage made this the perfect place to be. It took a number of years to accomplish this goal but in 1990 I dragged my husband along with our menagerie to our Century home on 23 acres. Unfortunately, it had a barn, a big fine old hip barn that could hold horses, miniature donkeys and Llamas plus a some chickens, ducks and geese.

It has been a 25 yr. project in restoring this fine home and enjoying every moment of every day in this incredible place. After a 3rd takeover of the company I worked for, “Medi-Cal”(Veterinary Medical Diets), our competition purchased us and it seemed the perfect time to do Real Estate here in the Quinte Region. A top Real Estate Agent that I had worked with to find our special place in the 80’s had encouraged me to get my license and work with her prior to our move. We had just purchased and the recession of 1990 hit.

Since my employment allowed me to live within my large territory, I gave up that dream for many more years to come and begrudged on any nice day leaving this piece of heaven to travel and stay in hotels away. I joined Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, brokerage when they purchased a long established boutique brokerage, “A Sense of Place”. It seemed like the perfect fit for me and has been. I have been a Recipient of the “Chairman’s Award” from 2008 -2018. In 2014 I was invited to attend the Top Agents International Christie’s Conference in Phoenix Arizona. Christies’ is a great company to be an affiliate of and meeting other top agents from all over the world was a great experience.

I feel very appreciative to be able to live and work in this very special place. I meet so many people who are discovering us here and starting on their quest to find a perfect property for them. As that “find it” person, I endeavour to leave no stone unturned. For a seller wanting to move on in another direction with their life, marketing their property to a wide audience that we do is key.

Providing exemplary service to Sellers and Buyers is what I strive to do with my associates and Office Admin assistant. When not working, I attempt to enjoy my horses, 2 Standard Poodles and a rescue, “Hubbel” as well spare a moment to take in the ongoing activities that are offered here. On a hot day of course, sneaking out for a quick dip in the lake is always a treat. I always say, “There is no place like Home” and I wouldn’t choose mine to be anywhere else than here.